Loyola University Maryland

Office of Research and Sponsored Programs

Institutional Review Board

Loyola University Maryland is committed to ensuring that the rights and welfare of human participants in Loyola-sponsored research projects are protected. The University, the Institutional Review Board (IRB), and individuals conducting human subjects research have a shared obligation to uphold the ethical principles outlined in the Belmont Report, codified in regulation, and outlined on these pages.

Loyola's federalwide assurance number issued by the Office of Human Research Protections is FWA00013527.

Any time an individual employed by or attending Loyola University Maryland desires to perform research involving human participants, that individual is required to submit the plan of data acquisition to the IRB. All human subjects research must be approved before research begins.

Revised Common Rule: Final revisions to the Federal Policy for the Protection of Human Subjects (aka, the Common Rule) were published on January 19, 2017. These rules will be implemented at Loyola January 21, 2019. Check back for updates.


For questions concerning human subjects research, please contact:

Jill Hanson
Assistant Director, Office of Research & Sponsored Programs
Beatty Hall, Suite 116C
Tel: 410-617-2188
Email: irb@loyola.edu